Karthikeya (Skanda, Kumara), Rudra, Agni and Gold

(Reference) This narration is from the Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata. (Book 13 sections 84 to 86.) Yudhisthira asked his great-grandfather, Bhishma, as he lay on his bed of arrows, waiting for Uttarayanam to die, why the gift of gold was considered purifying as per the Shrutis. Bhishma then narrated that Gold was the son of…

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